Monthly Archives: March 2018

Zuckerberg’s fall from grace, as reported in The Financial Times. Political Observer comments

Oh my! Recall Mr. Zuckerberg’s triumphal tour of America, in which he proclaimed the ‘Opioid Crisis‘ as one of his most pressing political concerns, the other topic I can’t recall. A Politics of Non-Politics? As those Honorary Degrees were presented … Continue reading

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On Antisemitism and other crimes. Political Dissident comments

In the Sunday edition of The New York Times of March 19, 2018 two articles have been published: Headline: Anti-Semitism Is Rising. Why Aren’t American Jews Speaking Up? by Jonathan  Weisman. Headline:‘Testilying’ by Police: A Stubborn Problem Sub-headline: Police lying … Continue reading

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On the martyrdom of McCabe. Political Observer comments

What is ‘the lesser of two evils’ ? Trump and Trumpism, in the wake of the collapse of the Neo-Liberalism backed by the New Democrats and the Republicans? The denial of responsibility of these two utterly corrupt Parties led directly … Continue reading

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@jonathanchait, you missed something about Conor Lamb! Political Observer comments

Mr. Chait, Here’s the bad news on Conor Lamb: ‘Meantime, Democrat Conor Lamb, the apparent winner in that race, had an Israel moment in the race. It was exposed that he had written in 2002 of an Israeli attack on … Continue reading

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@FT: Ukrainian Coup Government cements its Neo-Liberalism with the long delayed appointment of Yakiv Smolii. Old Socialist comments

As reported in The Financial Times: … Petro Poroshenko, Ukraine’s president, formally nominated Mr Smolii this January after having previously considered other candidates. Nearly a year of political horse-trading delayed the appointment of a new governor. Support for Mr Smolii’s … Continue reading

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@johnastoehr shames the California Democratic Party, for its failure to endorse Sen. Feinstein in the pages of The Daily Beast Journalistic shit-hole. Old Socialist scoffs!

John Stoehr adopts the chatty and dismissive style of so much political writing done for the Popular Press! He and Tomasky are as one in the use of this vulgar rhetorical gambit. And their shared distaste for the heretical New … Continue reading

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On Mrs. May’s ‘highly likely’. Political Observer comments

The new casus belli for a war with Russia, and its Putin The Terrible, will be the ‘highly likely’ ? The fading political career and ‘leadership’ of Mrs. May will be rescued by launching a Trident? Or its equivalent as … Continue reading

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Hammond on the necessity of Austerity. Almost Marx comments

Austerity is the rallying cry for an utterly catastrophic collection of Free Market dogmas! But it also acts as the slow poison to what remains of the Welfare State. The collapse of 2008 and the ensuing triumph of the 1% … Continue reading

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@FT : the Italian Election debacle, Almost Marx comments

To The Financial Times editors : Your unstinting advocacy of the Neo-Liberal swindle, from The Iron Lady & Reagan to the dismal present of Macri & Macron, and its ignominious collapse and consequent immiseration of the 99%, again announces the … Continue reading

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Dr. Pangloss denies that he is Dr. Pangloss, and other conundrums. American Writer marvels!

Read these paragraphs and know the true nature of Dr Pangloss’ political/moral quietism! If not his political usefulness, to the apologists for the predations of The American National Security State. He is the anti-intellectual intellectual! ‘Intellectuals hate progress. Intellectuals who … Continue reading

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